A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR FUNDS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:05:34 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Africa Treasury Department" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEPARTMENT OF INT'L AFFAIRS (Office of the Under Secretary) 223 Asaba Avenue AS, Lagos, H.A. 20220 Attn: I am Mr.James Adams, Under Secretary for International Affairs of the Africa Treasury Department. I was sworn in by Secretary Ali Abacha, as Under Secretary for International Affairs In August 2008, Following series of complains from Citizens of the United States as well as Citizens of Other Countries In Europe and Africa over the Discrepancies and fraudulent ways in which fund transfers are handled by Africans which has made it impossible for a lot of People to claim their Contract or Inheritance funds from most African Countries due to frauds and illegal activities, A decision was reached recently by the Africa Treasury Department under the authority of the Nigeria Goverment to compel African Financial bodies (Banks) to urgently release all funds of American and European citizens that are trapped in most Banks in Africa. It was discovered that some bureaucratic bottlenecks was put by these Banks to make it impossible for beneficiaries to claim their funds so that they will fraudulently divert those funds to their private accounts. Consequent upon the aforementioned, I was personally mandated by the Secretary of the Treasury, Ali Abacha. to handle this matter to ensure that all funds of our Citizens and others which are fraudulently being trapped in African Banks are urgently retrieved and paid to the actual Beneficiary under a legal manner. Our team of experts were delegated to Nigeria for this task and we discoverred your File NO: NG227/9005666/00 with your unclaimed fund of with the Central Bank of Nigeria. It was discovered that officials of the Bank has only put up illegal requirements in order to make it diffucult for you to claim your fund. The Africa Department of Treasury has retrieved all Files of illegal transactions and we will be working under a legitimate arrangement to ensure that you follow the normal process to receive your fund. You are requested to Re-confirm the following information to us by e-mail: 1. SURNAME 2. OTHER NAMES 3. PHONE NUMBER AND FAX. 4. ADDRESS. 5. AMOUNT TO BE CLAIMED. Be informed that the above information will only enable us to make due confirmation. We shall ensure that normal process is followed to ensure that your fund gets to you without delay. Thanks, Mr. James Adams. (Under Secretary)